Are you perceived as a “wallflower”? You sit silently in staff meetings. You speak only when spoken to.
If you want to advance in your career, this has to change. At every meeting, gathering, party, or networking event, make yourself do these three things:
- Ask a question.
- Offer an opinion.
- Make a suggestion.
These three things alone — anything else is icing on the cake.
After a short time, you will be perceived as a participant. AND, notice that you don’t need to be an expert to ask a question, offer an opinion, or make a suggestion.
All you need to do is be bold enough to put yourself out there a little bit.